NCAPA Blasts President Trump’s Remarks Against Immigrants
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) issued the following statement following reports of President Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants from African countries and Haiti:
“We unequivocally reject President’s Trump’s appalling views on our immigrant brothers and sisters from African countries and Haiti. To refer to their countries of birth in such offensive terms is shameful—to contrast that with a clear preference for European immigrants is embarrassingly racist.
These comments, coupled with his other decisions to tear other immigrant communities and families apart, reflects a commitment to a xenophobic agenda that must be opposed.”
NCAPA’s National Director, Gregg Orton added, “Opening our doors, and providing opportunities for people from around the world has always been an American strength. Embracing diversity has paved the way for American greatness time and time again. We denounce the President’s remarks and call upon every Member of Congress to do the same.”
Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 34 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.